09 Apr 2021
--- Diageo is revealing its involvement in a successful pilot project to pioneer the lowest carbon footprint glass bottles “ever produced” for a Scotch whisky brand. The distiller’s collaboration with glass... Read More
01 Apr 2021
--- The US recycling system is “broken,” with only 25 percent of waste recycled, according to a new survey by Ball and environmental consultancy agency Eunomia. The research also reveals widespread public support for... Read More
31 Mar 2021
--- The glass packaging sector is increasingly targeting low-carbon production, such as electric melting, but these solutions are typically restricted to small-scale clear glass furnaces with limited recycled glass content. The... Read More
26 Mar 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Mars Food revealed its recycle-ready mono-polypropylene (PP) pouch – developed in partnership with Amcor – will launch with Uncle Ben’s wholegrain rice in Tesco stores in April.... Read More
25 Mar 2021
--- The UK’s Department of Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) is launching an industry consultation on introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) and updated Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme. Defra is... Read More
25 Mar 2021
--- Primary packaging for the cosmetics and beauty industries player Baralan is introducing two lines of glass bottles – branded Mirella and Alexia – developed primarily for use in the nail polish segment. “The... Read More
24 Mar 2021
--- Zero waste cleaning brand Cleancult is launching its first Foaming Hand Sanitizer in an innovative refill system, featuring a shatter-resistant glass bottle which is refilled. The refills come in recyclable, paper-based milk... Read More
24 Mar 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
23 Mar 2021
--- Design agency Pearlfisher has created a brand design for SoGood Saké to help establish the traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage beyond just the US restaurant scene. SoGood Saké is a US-made saké... Read More
19 Mar 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Petcore Europe, PlasticsEurope, Plastics Recyclers Europe and VinylPlus established PolyREC, an organization for monitoring and verifying plastics recycling and uptake data in Europe. Meanwhile,... Read More
11 Mar 2021
--- Finland-based biosciences business Brightplus is joining algae innovation company Origin by Ocean to explore the possibilities of using algae in biomaterials for packaging. The duo says their research will answer a growing... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- In packaging news this week, the Scottish Parliament voted in favor of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for all drinks containers, including PET, metal and glass. The DRS is set to roll out from July 2022 across the country.... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- Innova Market Insights is revealing its Top Packaging Trends 2021 in collaboration with PackagingInsights, with “Home Delivery Haven” identified as the year’s leading trend. As much of the world perseveres... Read More
23 Feb 2021
--- L’Oréal brand Biotherm is reducing packaging waste by piloting its first refillable skin care bottle for the Life Plankton Elixir Blue Fountain serum. “The Life Plankton Elixir Blue Fountain represents... Read More
22 Feb 2021
--- Absolut Vodka has achieved 50 percent recycled material in its iconic clear glass bottle, four years ahead of schedule. Simultaneously, the company is also trialing the Absolut Paper Bottle in the UK and Sweden. Speaking to... Read More
19 Feb 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Avery Dennison launched a label-liner recycling program in Europe, aiming to recycle 75 percent of its label waste in the European market by 2025. AD Circular improves on existing liner-recycling... Read More
16 Feb 2021
--- The European Parliament (EP) has voted in favor of the Circular Economy Action Plan, demonstrating support for permanent materials that can be infinitely recycled without loss of quality. The Plan, which forms an integral... Read More
12 Feb 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Graphic Packaging International (GPI) launched a paperboard packaging range that protects and preserves fresh produce at a time of heightened hygiene concern, and joined the Ellen MacArthur... Read More
26 Jan 2021
--- Mercian, Kirin Holdings’ alcoholic beverage producing unit based in Japan, is celebrating record-high sales for its Frontera brand wine. The past COVID-19 stricken year expanded luxury home drinking, says Mercian,... Read More
12 Jan 2021
--- US-based Optimist Drinks is debuting a family of non-alcoholic botanical spirits in glass bottles for the US market. The bottles have an asymmetrical, sloped base, symbolizing that “everyone is imperfect or a little... Read More